Research the organizations and educational institutions before you go.
- View the List of Exhibitors and make a list of 10 to 15 employers you plan to meet.
- Research education programs to ensure you understand whether the program you are interested in will meet industry requirements and professional guidelines.
- Search your on-campus job postings or on the company's website to find out if an exhibitor has advertised and what types of positions they have available.
- Attend on-campus employer information sessions and gather company literature, brochures, business cards, and contact names. Check your campus career and employment centre for details.
Prepare a list of questions for those organizations that interest you.
- Questions such as: What are the main skills or competencies you look for? Can you describe a typical day? Avoid initial questions about salary and benefits. Find more examples of questions to ask employers here!
Prepare a current resume
- Although you may be directed to a website for application, there are employers who will take a paper-based application. Check with your campus career or employment centre to find out what programs or resources are available to help you.
Prepare a brief introduction
- Be ready to state your name, program, area of interest and reason for attending the fair. Find examples of 30 second introductions here!
Take an “Effective Career Networking” workshop
- Each partner university hosts a pre-workshop giving you a greater in-depth knowledge about the event and how to network effectively.
Dress appropriately to your desired career path.